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Notes on section/chapter of book What is and What isn't: The Battle over Free Will

: Spirit and Soul: Being a new Creature in Jesus Christ

Christ Here and Now in You and Me

It is all about hearing the voice of God as Word and Love. It is that simple. He
is all Truth and you and I and all the elect as individuals are a fulfillment of
His Word as prophecy.

God speaks to you and all of us in new birth and after the fact such that only
genuine and real new creation can hear Him or understand Him as Word. His Word is
Our Being.

Witness the supposed common sense regarding total reality of a pagan/non-born-
again-in-Jesus-Christ-man / creature in which the unavoidability of ceremony
resides as their speech/idea of the miracles of God:

2 Kings 5:10-14 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in the
Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be
clean. And Naaman was wroth, and went away and said, Behold, I thought, He will
certainly come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Jehovah his God, and
wave his hand over the place, and cure the leper. Are not the Abanah and the
Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash
in them and be clean? And he turned and went away in a rage. And his servants drew
near, and spoke to him and said, My father, if the prophet had bidden thee do some
great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he says to
thee, Wash and be clean? Then he went down, and plunged himself seven times in the
Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God. And his flesh became again like
the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

Only after ignoring what the non-creating speech and common sense of his former
gods had taught him and thus all he knew about miracles and gods / listening to
the Word of God, did he obtain the blessing.

How do I know Christ is here and that anything is changed?

On hearing God as Word, He seems a small Presence, indeed, almost not there. It
seems to us, because sin lives in the flesh and actively fights against us at all
times, the thing with which we would try to distinguish Him from all else in us
are thoughts and words in our mind as if we had not genuinely been born again as
an outright new being, but that at best, we have only encountered a new and/or
superior intellectual/emotional skill set with which we are unfamiliar (because up
to this time, we were genuinely deceived sin was not a living creature, there was
only one speech in total reality, we have not encountered God as Speech/Word
because we were deceived speech was merely a medium of 'communication' between
creatures and we had free will and 'used' different 'abstract tools' to find our
way through experience as experience). What is searched for is some kind of event
that is marked by an emotional marker/movement of old heart such that we recognize
Him as Love with all the emotions and things of the heart that had gone before.
That is, we are spiritual babes fought against by an ancient living creature in
our own flesh that attempts to deceive us we are fully grown and not outright new
creatures and certainly not babes at all. It is important to understand that
hearing as thought that we are not babes in Christ is not "our pride" but a
creature that has no place in our new being attempting to say we don't exist; it
lives in our flesh. But we are no longer flesh.

Evil has no ears or eyes to see and hear Truth. Sin doesn't really know we exist
because it is itself deceived and tempts us out its best honesty and outlook on
reality. Sin hears of the possibility that we might exist, but has never seen us
or heard us. Sin only sees and understands within the limits of its own created
realm and its own creatureness. It does not perceive that we are simply not in its
realm any longer. Sin still fights against our soul, which has been saved and does
not perceive us as new heart and new spirit. But we still inhabit the one flesh,
the one tabernacle and sin's comings and goings, sin's efforts to do evil in our
flesh are now witnessed by us, who did not even know that sin existed as a
creature before our new birth and deliverance from it, but our former
deception/being-in-sin was that sin was a mere 'act' and not an outright separate
speech than God and that we 'did' 'sin-as-acts' in 'free will'. Sin knows of 'a'
presence (that is us and God-in-us) because of the present proximity in the one
tabernacle. Things are happening in the tabernacle it did not do and cannot
understand, but we remain invisible to sin as new creation. Sin therefore is no
honest witness of who and what we are in Christ as it is ignorant to the Truth of
our very being. It simply goes on as if our soul were still it's own toy and does
not understand why what it once easily manipulated now it cannot control.

1 Corinthians 2:12-16 But we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the
Spirit which is of God, that we may know the things which have been freely given
to us of God: which also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in
those taught by the Spirit, communicating spiritual things by spiritual means. But
the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are
folly to him; and he cannot know them because they are spiritually discerned; but
the spiritual discerns all things, and he is discerned of no one. For who has
known the mind of the Lord, who shall instruct him? But we have the mind of
Christ.

Therefore anything of the old is not us. So as we try to 'use ourselves' and/or
our internal resources what we see is sin. We have not as yet, as babes fed on the
pure milk of the Word of God in order to understand all things, but have just
found ourselves to be again and in such a way as to be alien to all that we
formerly knew and that knew us. For sin, through those souls around us who know
nothing concerning these things contend with every fiber of their non-born
again/still-in-sin being that no such thing as new creation is even possible and
that new creation just isn't what words/speech is for --because sin as a living
creature that is a speech not-God can't create anything. Our mere being as new
creation breaks the rules of all so-called knowledge and even possibility of
everything of sin that sin through many calls 'reality'. The incredulity and
unbelief of others as to our new birth is simply the ultimate compliment of sin to
itself expressing that nothing can go beyond it's own limitations through their
fleshly mouth. Therefore our 'own' doubt is simply sin flexing its fear at the new
presence in the one tabernacle and us, still in awe of being now seeing sin move
in the flesh and looking at sin rather than at Christ as Word of our creation.

But others who have gone before us in these very things are witness to our new
birth in addition to the Holy Spirit of God. We are to go forward in Christ in the
fear of God, in fear and trembling before God, but not in doubt --while sin seeks
to say that fear and trembling are the 'signs' of spiritual doubt. It must always
say that to our flesh because it has deceived those not born again that they can
never be sure they do or do not have free will and thus its own inability to make
anyone sure of anything it pretends is a law of total reality.

Hebrews 12:1-4 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud
of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily
beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking
unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of
sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Ye have not
yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

and

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise
and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed
good in thy sight.

and

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may
grow thereby:

and

1 Corinthians 3:1-3 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual,
but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and
not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye
able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife,
and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

It is evident then that sin will fight against you all your time in this
tabernacle. So you should understand it now at the first and not be deceived that
that attack that is doubt/ignorance of sin is simply your "own reasoning ability
as an inner voice not able to justify the evidences as 'proof'". It is impossible
to go forward in the Word/Jesus Christ in Truth in order to be used of God to
bless and help others if we are ourselves still deceived by sin that sin is us and
our own fundamental identity as thought. For in maturity God through us does all.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the
flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to
the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing
that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ;

The inward evidences are then to be found in Christ and not in sin or anything of
the old creature, nor are they to be found as some ability of ourselves.
Simultaneous with new birth and the consequent awe of God as Word in us, is a fear
of God and humility before Him. For without Him pro-actively feeding us and
thereby turning us to Him as Word we have no other word but sin to hear as thought
and as speech. We are then wholly dependent on God to both feed us and with and as
such feeding to build us up and defend us and to produce fruit in Him and of Him.
All these things are required, are expected by God of us and He does all things
through us.

Philippians 2:12,13 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my
presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with
fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of
his good pleasure.

God doing these things is then more evidence of us as new creation and Him in us
growing us as He adds more of Himself. So we find in ourselves a need, drawing
toward and love of His Word in the Holy Scriptures.

There are those times, (knowing that Satan at all times through his own speech,
(Belial / sin / non-creating speech / human speech), seeks to convince us by his
own ignorant actions in our flesh and now within our sight and understanding in
Christ and in the mind of Christ that we don't exist) that God tests us to show us
what and where we are in Him. Faith then is that necessary proof and evidence of
His presence in us when we are not actively hearing His voice as at former times.
Faith is the certainty that those things happened: we were born again, He did it
all, we have a godly fear and humility before God, God has given us a love of His
Scriptures, that we are now honest witnesses of what sin is and is doing, and so
forth. Faith is the evidence of things not seen by the human, non-regenerate/non-
born again eye but well understood by us as simple reality.

Hebrews 11:1-3 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we
understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which
are seen were not made of things which do appear.

God tests us to show us how He has grown us and that He has never really left us
at all. These times of testing them become the vocal witness against the doubt sin
would do in front of us proving sin's ignorance of our existence is not indicative
of Truth/simple reality. So we become aware of growth He has accomplished in us
already. Then He draws us more to the Word and we absorb more of Him--and grow
some more--and tests us on it later to prove to ourselves in front of the
Church/brotherhood we are of Christ. What we then perceive is a walk on a pathway
and He is showing us His total creation--even the evil. For we did not hear of the
evil as a rumor, we knew the knowledge of good and evil from the perspective of
and inside of evil (when we were fallen in sin and could do other than sin) and
now through His eyes. We mourned as to the effect of seeing evil from within evil
after we understood that was what was going on before we were born again. Many of
our brethren mourned in that same way as God speaking through them before us. We
then understand that God forces us to see all He has made:

Job 23:13-17 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul
desireth, even that he doeth. For he performeth the thing that is appointed for
me: and many such things are with him. Therefore am I troubled at his presence:
when I consider, I am afraid of him. For God maketh my heart soft, and the
Almighty troubleth me: Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath
he covered the darkness from my face.

and

Ecc 4:1-3 And I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun:
and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side
of their oppressors was power, and they had no comforter. Then I praised the dead
who are already dead more than the living who are yet alive; and more fortunate
than both is he who hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is
done under the sun.
But God has said of evil to us:

Job 41:12 I will not be silent as to his parts, the story of his power, and the
beauty of his structure.

Yet knowledge of sin, of what it really is, is an alien to our former ignorance
before our new birth and is not the only result of our new birth and God in us as
Word. We are united with God as Love, not simply God as Word. The understanding
and participation with and in the Father, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit as Love
does away with all former deceptions of sin as to the Truth of love. Love was
formerly to us a 'what' just as truth to us formerly was a 'what'.

Love / Truth / Life / Word is now revealed to us to be the Person of God in
Trinity as Jesus Christ. For having formerly been perfectly seduced by sin to do
as it says over and over through all those fallen in it, most particularly fallen
women, whose constant mantra is "Follow your heart! Follow your heart!", we now
understand God as Word because we have God as Love when He Speaks and says:

Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh
wisely, he shall be delivered.

In new birth we have then been delivered from the emotional economy of sin through
the world (the other former us) and the non-regenerate Church (the other former
us).

Restoration of Identity

God then as Love and Fear and Word and Spirit is in us as Presence is the
evidence/faith of our own identity as new creation in Jesus Christ. He then shows
us that we have never been abandoned or forgotten but that our physical birth, His
showing us evil as one of His creations from the inside out and our deliverance
into Him as true new creations and sons of God has been pre-determined by Him to
be the path we would follow to His glory and our own glory and identity in Him. He
shows that we are not merely a haphazard thought of His, or a temporary amusement
of His, but that He has in perfect detail mapped out and carried out every facet
of our growth and has restored to us our own identity as His Sons.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and I will shew thee great and
hidden things, which thou knowest not.

...one of which is ourselves and His great care in bringing us to now.

Ephesians 3:9-21 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,
which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things
by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in
heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According
to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have
boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Wherefore I desire that
ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow
my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in
heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his
glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ
may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May
be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth,
and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might
be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding
abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in
us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world
without end. Amen.

Yet so far in sin were we that we did not perceive God was carrying us toward
ourselves as new creation/sons in Him as eternal Life, and toward our True and
eternal family, but that we, of our own supposed emotional resources spent
ourselves to get ahead and creep along toward what we perceived was betterment but
was in fact even more sin and evil. Sin in us as our thoughts seduced us and
stomped over us continually. But God, in His Own time and in fulfillment of each
of us as prophecy name by name and time by time has now come to you and me.
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out
of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth
shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation
of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

You will not wonder then but understand and perceive who is who and what is what
because of God in you seeing through your eye and you seeing through God's eye,
even as now to see yourself as new creation. In such Truth as true sight and
hearing, you will loathe false words, false love and the emotional economy with it
and false spirits who buy and sell therein.

Psalm 139:14-24 I will praise thee, for I am fearfully, wonderfully made.
Marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My bones were not
hidden from thee when I was made in secret, curiously wrought in the lower parts
of the earth. Thine eyes did see my unformed substance, and in thy book all my
members were written; during many days were they fashioned, when as yet there was
none of them. But how precious are thy thoughts unto me, O *God! how great is the
sum of them! If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I
awake, I am still with thee. Oh that thou wouldest slay the wicked, O God! And ye
men of blood, depart from me. For they speak of thee wickedly, they take thy name
in vain, thine enemies. Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? and do not
I loathe them that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred; I
account them mine enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart; prove me, and know
my thoughts; And see if there be any grievous way in me; and lead me in the way
everlasting.

Jan 7, 2010

In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen